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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 Volume XI, Number 25
Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be
from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., July 24th in the McCune-Brooks
Hospital dining room. Beckah Emeterio will speak about
the services, books and resources available through the
American Diabetes Association.
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Public Library Summer Reading Program ended Sat., July
20th. Participants need to turn in timesheets by Wed.,
Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage
Shrine Club will hold its 14th Annual Tractor &
Pickup Pull at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 26th & Sat., July
27th north of Carthage on V-Hwy. Proceeds benefit the
Carthage Shrine Club. Contact David Jones at (417)
358-8816 for more information.
Some people are always
looking for less to do and more time to do it in.
A candidate is going from door to door,
giving out some campaign literature. When he reaches a
corner house and rings the doorbell, he is set on by a
large dog. Discretion being the better part of valor, he
starts to run, with the dog in pursuit. Opening the door,
the lady of the house yells, "What are you running
The candidate yells back,
"Alderman, Fourth District."
A Chronological Record of
Events as they have Transpired in the City and County
since our last Issue.
C. Headley Struck in
the Forehead by a Lifting Hook.
The dangerous "dogs," or
lifting hooks used for raising the great blocks of stone,
almost claimed another victim at the Logan quarry
yesterday afternoon. C. Headley received a serious gash
in the forehead from one of the lifters slipping from its
hold. It was feared at first that the skull was
fractured, but upon removing the injured man to Dr.
Ketchams office, the wound was found to be only a
painful gash. Several stiches were taken and it will be
several weeks before Mr. Headley can resume his work.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley have returned
from a visit with their son Walter in New York. Mr.
Wheatley went as a delegate to the general conference of
the Presbyterian church in New York City.
Third Annual British Car Show.
Annual Greater Ozarks British Motoring
Clubs All British car and cycle show will
take place on Saturday, July 27th, on the
Carthage Square. The cars will be located around
the inside of the square. The local merchants
will be holding the annual sidewalk sale at the
Cars that have pre-registered
are well ahead of last years totals. There
are 85-90 cars expected to be displayed. Cars
that are expected are MGs, Triumphs, Austin
Healeys, Rovers, Jaguars, Sunbeams, Lotus, Minis,
Metros, and other fine British cars. Triumph
motorcycles will also be on display. There will
be at least two of the 2002 Minis on display. The
double decker bus will be on the square as it is
a favorite among those attending the show.
Registration will be held
Friday evening at the Econo-Lodge Hotel located
on west Central. The show will run from Saturday
at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. After the show there
will be a driving tour of some of the sites
around Carthage. The Banquet will be held at the
historic Kendrick Place and will finish out the
day with the awards ceremony.
If youre up for a few
campaign speeches and a chance to talk to
candidates one on one, tonights the
night for the annual Lincoln Ladies ice cream
The doors open at 6 p.m.
for the free social and the talkin
begins at 7. With this years ballot
havin a pretty good number of
candidates for County offices, the three
minutes each candidate gets to talk will make
for a diverse presentation. Ya might want ta
bring along a tote bag so you can take all
the literature home and study it at your
For some, it will give ya a
chance to put a face with the name on those
signs your seein here and there.
There will also be some
state political faces on stage. Stop by and
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH
by Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a
41-year-old male who likes beer a lot. I
consume between 15 and 20 12-ounce cans per day.
I have been doing so for the past 17 years. My
liver tests are fine. I feel fine. I dont
drink on the job. I like the taste of beer, and
it helps me relax. How long do you think I can
have my cake and drink it, too? M.L.
ANSWER: You are already past
the stage when most heavy drinkers livers
have become cirrhotic (scarred) and function
poorly. Heavy drinking almost predictably leads
to liver destruction in 10 to 15 years.
Everyone can point to an uncle
or aunt who smoked from age 10 yet lived to be 99
and healthy. Such people defy the odds. They are
rare exceptions. The same holds true for the
amount of alcohol you consume. You have defied
the odds so far, but the chances that liver
failure will eventually hit you are great, even
though signs have not yet appeared.
The fact that you can drink so
much alcohol without falling on your face is not
a good sign. It means you have developed a
tolerance to alcohol. Such tolerance is often the
preview of coming attractions liver
Even normal blood tests for
liver health can be deceiving. Dont bank on
them to give assurance that alcohol is not taking
The last days of one who
suffers from liver failure are not pleasant. The
abdomen can become swollen with fluid. Muscles
shrink. An innocent bump produces a large bruise.
Veins in the esophagus can burst and cause a
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